Mahanoy Area HS, Mahanoy City, PA
6'5, 260 lbs
(Photo Credit: Jacqueline Dormer/The Republican-Herald)
Tyler is a two-way lineman from the Anthracite League who was featured for Mahanoy Area in the preseason on the local news, being introduced as a "straight-A student" with the end of the interview being called "Mahanoy's Superhero".
He also excelled in basketball as a center, with the footwork necessary to play in the middle on the hardwood.
"I don't like to lose, one bit," he told the local paper this preseason. "We've got a great bunch of guys; we are like a family. We feel things will be much better for us this season. It really is just a matter of putting the pieces together."
"He was just a young kid who had no varsity experience his sophomore year," said Dave Holman, Mahanoy Area's second-year head coach. "Tyler was such an active player, and we had to get him on the field. He had the size, but he really needed to learn the game. Now, he's always going. He is so competitive, but he is such an athlete, He is very agile for his size and he is very smart. Let me put it to you this way: he's mobile and agile!"
He's a member of the Big 33 Prospect Watch List.